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Missoula Public Library


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301 E Main St
Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Tel: 406/721-2665
Fax: 406/728-5900
http://www.readmissoula.org

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

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Love Medicine
Louise Erdrich

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Events

First Friday Parklet

Each of us has a story to tell. Join Missoula Public Library at our First Friday Parklet, share your story and pick up your copy of "Love Medicine."

Event Location: Fact & Fiction, 220 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Sep 2, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Narrative Poetry Workshop

In this six-week program, the focus will be on narrative poetry. Writing their own poetry, attendees will base their poems on "Love Medicine's" themes of family, abuse, love, and war.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Date: Mon, Oct 10, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Display at Mansfield Library

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library will feature a display of the 2016 Big Read and Griz Read, "Love Medicine" by Louise Erdrich in the library lobby starting September 15, 2016. The purpose of the Griz Read experience is to provide new students with a common connection through a thought-provoking book.

Event Location: Mansfield Library, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812

Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 – Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Book: Love Medicine

Library on Wheels Visits the Markets

The Missoula Public Library on Wheels is going to the Clark Fork Market, the Missoula Farmer’s Market and the downtown area in-between. Find the LOW and get your Big, Middle or Little Read books, information and swag!

Event Location: Clark Fork Market and Missoula Farmer's Market, Caras Park and the XXX, Missoula, MT 59802

Date: Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Photographing a Culture: Portraits of Native Americans

These photographs on display in MPL's lobby are from local Missoula collections of Native Americans from around the United States. While many are nameless, their faces shed light on their lives. Exhibit courtesy of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 – Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Love, Heartache, Drama and the Objects that Get Stuck In-between

A display of family heirlooms on loan from the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 – Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Storywalk in MPL's Garden

Take a self-guided reading tour of Caron Lee Cohen's picture book "The Mud Pony" as you walk through MPL's garden.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 – Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Book: Love Medicine

Kickoff Event at Payne Family Native American Center

The entire community is invited our kick-off event. Free Big Read, Middle Read and Little Read books, food and entertainment.

Event Location: Payne Family Native American Center, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812

Date: Sun, Sep 18, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Trapper Peak Flavor of the Month

MPL's coffee shoppe, Trapper Peak, will feature a special brew for The Big Read. Stop by anytime during Big Read month a try A Lotta Love Latte, pumpkin latte with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 – Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 – Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 – Fri, Oct 7, 2016

Date: Mon, Oct 10, 2016 – Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Book: Love Medicine

Keynote: Introducing Native American Literature

Humanities Montana speaker Dorothea Susag will discuss "Love Medicine" in an interactive presentation.

Event Location: University Centere Theater, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812

Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

Not Vanishing: Contemporary Native American Art, 1977-2015

Included in this exhibition are works by over 17 established and emerging northwest indigenous artists who track the evolution of the Contemporary Native American Arts Movement.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 – Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 – Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 – Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 – Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Tiny Tales

A pre-literacy program for children birth to three years of age, parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, lapsits, and one or two stories, followed by an open reading and socializing time. We will include rhymes, songs and stories on the themes of families and animals of the west.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:15am

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:15am

Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:15am

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:15am

Book: Love Medicine

Pow Wow and Community Round Dance

Missoula County Public School's Indian Education Department presents a Community Pow Wow and Round Dance. Native American Drummers and Singers will participate in a Pow Wow demonstration ending with a Community Round Dance.

Event Location: Lewis and Clark Elementary Schol, 2901 Park Street, Missoula, MT 59801

Date: Wed, Sep 21, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion for Adults at Seeley Lake Branch Library

Event Location: Seeley-Swan High School , 456 Airport Road, Seeley Lake, MT 59868

Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion for Adults at Lolo Branch Library

Event Location: Lolo School, 11395 Highway 93 South, Lolo, MT 59847

Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion for Adults at North Lake County Public library

Event Location: North Lake County Public Library, 2 1st Ave E, Polson, MT 59860

Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

Stories Under the Stars

Indigenous stories have embraced celestial-inspired components throughout our global history. Join us for a dynamic storytelling experience, combining interactive technology with traditional indigenous stories, in celebration of American Indian Heritage Day and this year’s Big Read and Griz Read: “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich.

Event Location: Star Gazing Room, Payne Family Native American Center (basement), University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812

Date: Fri, Sep 23, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

Storytime

A storytime for children 4 and older, parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Join us to hear five or six books chosen around the theme Families. We conclude with a related art project

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Polson Children's Event

A children's program focusing on the Little Read book, "Mud Pony" by Caron Lee Cohen.

Event Location: North Lake County Public Library, 2 1st Ave E, Polson, MT 59860

Date: Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Book'n It Fun Run

Join us for a fun run around Missoula. Arrive in the library parking lot at 1:00 to receive a printed course map. Run the course at your own pace and return to the library for a free copy of this year’s Big Read, Middle Read or Little Read.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Making Cordage: Learning Native Rope Making Skills

Learn an American Indian traditional skill of making cordage (rope making) from a native plant called dogbane.  Open to those 10 years and older.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sun, Sep 25, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Dueling Paintbrushes

Kristi Hager, a local painter and photographer, will present the art and adventures of George Catlin and Karl Bodmer on the upper Missouri River, 1832-34, documenting the faces, ceremonies, artifacts, daily lives and surrounding landscapes of indigenous people in remarkable detail in hundreds of paintings.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion for Adults at Drummond School/Community Library

Event Location: Drummond School/Community Library, 124 1st St, Drummond, MT 59832

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

Library on Wheels Visits UM Main Campus

Look for the MPL Tricycle at the Main Campus and receive your free copy of "Love Medicine."

Event Location: University of Montana, Main Campus, Missoula, MT 59812

Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Library on Wheels Visits Missoula College

Look for the MPL Tricycle on the Missoula College Campus and receive your free copy of "Love Medicine."

Event Location: Missoula College, 909 South Ave W, Missoula, MT 59801

Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Afternoon Matinee

This film tells the story of Thomas and Victor, one a naïve nerd with oversized glasses, the other a stoic who seems to find pleasure in confrontation. Victor's father left when he was a boy, and after he learns his father has died, his mother sends him to collect his cremated father’s ashes. Upon realizing he is only able to make the trip with Thomas' help, Victor must swallow his pride and take Thomas with him. The resulting journey is a funny and touching tale of discovery - about the world, about Victor's father, and most of all - about themselves.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Walking Book Discussion for Adults

Fuel up with A Lotta Love Latte from Trapper Peak Coffee for Missoula Public Library’s first walking book discussion along the Clark Fork River. The topic is "Love Medicine," Chapter 8: Flesh & Blood.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

Film Screening at the Roxy

This compelling and complex portrait of modern day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother (John Reddy) and his younger sister (Jashaun St. John), who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.

Event Location: Roxy Theater, 718 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Storytime

A storytime for children 4 and older, parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Join us to hear five or six books chosen around the theme Dream Catchers. We conclude with a related art project

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Saturday at the Movies

Ray Levoi is a hotshot FBI agent who's thrust into a strange new world when he is sent to solve a murder on an Indian reservation. Hand-picked because of his part-Sioux ancestry, Levoi is teamed with a legendary older agent to capture a radical Indian protester. But once on the reservation, Levoi encounters the irreverent local sheriff, and the tribe's religious leader, who knows secrets about Levoi's own lost heritage. And as Levoi's awareness of the native culture grows, so does his belief that the U.S.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Pea Green Boat

On-air reading of "Mud Pony" by Caron Lee Cohen.

Event Location: KUFM, Montana Public Radio, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812

Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Leather Crafting

Come learn the art of crafting with leather in this hands-on MakerSpace class.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Writers Anonymous

Our monthly Writers' Anonymous group will be working on language and character creation.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Some Favorite Indian Stories

Learn about the Salish People, the original inhabitants of the Bitter Root Valley, through these engaging stories with Hal Stearns. This free event is sponsored by Humanities Montana.

Event Location: Drummond School/Community Library, 124 1st Street, Drummond, MT 59832

Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Socrates Cafe

Join our monthly Socrates Cafe discussion. This month's theme will be Philosophy and the Ojibwe.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

Changing Image of American Indians in Film

Do filmmakers have an obligation to provide historical and cultural accuracy in films about Native Americans? Humanities Montana speaker Richard Ellis uses film imagery to show how Hollywood has depicted American Indians.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion for Adults at Big Sky Branch Library

Event Location: Big Sky High School, 3100 South Ave W, Missoula, MT 59804

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Storytime

A storytime for children 4 and older, parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Join us to hear five or six books chosen around the theme Animals of the West. We conclude with a related art project

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Mud Ponies

Based on a Native American tale about a young boy and his magical mud pony that comes to life, this family workshop explores 2-D techniques using watercolors and mixed media. We will create in the style of author/illustrator, Caron Lee Cohen, combining strength and movement, splatter backgrounds, and flat perspective. Themes of culture, fantasy, dreams, and Mother Earth will unfold as we dive into this beautiful book through playful art techniques.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, 335 N Pattee Street, Missoula, MT 59802

Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

Altered Books Workshop

Let your inner artist turn a discarded book into art. Materials, guidance, and inspiration provided. All ages and creativity welcome!

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion for Adults at Second Tuesday Book Group

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

Native American Traditional Food Demonstration

Emily Walter of the Good Food Store's cooking school will give a presentation on Native American Traditional foods and offer some examples for tasting.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main Street, Missoula, MT 59802

Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion for Adults at Second Wednesday Book Group

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion for Adults at Frenchtown Branch Library

Event Location: Frenchtown High School, 17620 Frontage Road, Frenchtown, MT 59834

Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Time: 5:45pm – 7:15pm

Book: Love Medicine

World Wide Cinema

Two friends from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation of Montana, with very different outlooks on life, set off on a road trip. Philbert Bono is a spiritual seeker trying to find the answers to life's questions; Buddy Red Bow, is a committed activist battling a suspicious land grab. When Buddy's sister is jailed in Santa Fe, N.M., the mismatched duo hit the highway in Philbert's dilapidated 1964 Buick and experience wild twists and turns on their journey of self-discovery.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

Capstone Event

We will celebrate our month-long literary successes at the Montana Distillery, with music by Dan Dubuque. Cash bar, featuring drinks specially made for the themes of "Love Medicine."

Event Location: Montana Distillery, 631 Woody Street, Missoula, MT 59802

Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion for Adults at Potomac Branch Library

Event Location: Potomac School , 29750 Potomac Road, Potomac, MT 59823

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Love Medicine

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